Exhaust & Mufflers

Exhaust & Mufflers St Peters

Exhaust & Mufflers St. Peters

Understanding Your Muffler and Exhaust System

The exhaust system in a car ensures that the toxic exhaust fumes do not get inside your car cabin. It also makes sure your engine runs correctly. Your muffler and exhaust system help you to achieve the best possible fuel efficiency. They cut emissions that pollute the air, making your car more eco-friendly.

We compiled some common issues that you might experience with your car’s exhaust system. This will give you a better understanding of how your muffler and entire exhaust system works.


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If You Hear a Vibration

If you hear any kind of unusual vibration when your car is driving on the road or if it experiences a sudden loss of power, bring it in for a free exhaust inspection. Let the shop mechanic know where you noticed the vibration coming from. Was it the steering wheel? Or perhaps pedals, or even the driver’s seat? That kind of a malfunction can easily turn out to be a result of a hole, disconnection inside car’s engine or its parts, or a leak in the exhaust system. The problem may or may not include a rattling sound. It all depends on how big the damaged area is. Those vibrations are not just signals of an issue with the muffler or exhaust, they are also signals that your motor is working not at its peak volume.

 

A Failing or Failed Catalytic Converter

The catalytic converter is the most valuable and at the same time fragile part of the whole exhausts system. If the catalytic converter begins to malfunction, you will hear loud noises under the car’s hood. A failing catalytic converter sounds like someone shaking a metal box filled with coins,  You will hear this after you start the ignition, before you start driving. You might also notice that the “check engine light” is lit.



Increase in Exhaust Volume

A loud and low noise coming out of your exhaust pipe behind the car is an obvious signal that you have a muffler or exhaust problem of some sort. In such a situation a  quick visit to a car repair shop is the best resort. Postponing an obviously required muffler or exhaust repairs causes can make other exhaust and engine problems even worse. The longer you wait to take action the cost to repair the issue may increase.

 

Decrease in Fuel Efficiency

If you start to notice that your car drives fewer miles on the same amount of fuel, as usual, take your car to a local service center for an inspection. This loss of fuel efficiency might be a sign of a car exhaust system issue. Exhaust leaks make your motor work harder. In turn, that requires more gas.

 

Master’s Touch Automobile has been aiding drivers across North America to maintain their vehicles. With ASE-certified mechanics in all of our repair shops, we can take care of all of any repair and maintenance needs you might ever incur. We’ve got you covered!